Headlines for Monday, September 17, 2007

  • Tale Of The Cat

    Coolmore Sires Return to U.S.

    Reeling already from having eight of their best stallions stranded in quarantine at New South Wales' government controlled Eastern Creek facility, Coolmore Australia has decided to send three of its star stallions home to Ashford Stud.

  • Suffolk Downs Throws its Hat into Bidding Process for Casino

    On Monday, Massachusetts' Governor Deval Patrick announced plans for the state to begin considering private bids for three casinos, to be strategically located in Southeastern Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, and an area which would include Boston and points north.

  • Lawyer Ron

    Lawyer Ron Works at Belmont

    Lawyer Ron, winner of the Whitney (gr. I) and Woodward (gr. I) in his last two starts at Saratoga, worked a half-mile in 48.40 seconds over Belmont Park's main track Sept. 17.

  • Oak Tree Lease Extended Through 2016

    The Oak Tree Racing Association announced Sept. 17 that it has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Turf Club to extend the Oak Tree lease through the fall of 2016.

  • Better Talk Now

    Better Talk Now Likely to Miss Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

    Trainer Graham Motion missed a scheduled work with Grade 1 winner Better Talk Now during the weekend of Sept. 15 and said on Sept. 17 it is "less than 50 percent" likely that the 8-year-old will run in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (gr. I) at Belmont Park Sept. 30.

  • Super Frolic

    Millionaire Super Frolic Dead

    Millionaire Super Frolic was euthanized after suffering an injury in the Sept. 15 Presque Isle Mile Stakes. The 7-year-old horse was pulled up during the race.

  • Construction to Begin on Dubai Mega Track

    The awarding of two building contracts Sept. 17 will allow construction to begin immediately on Meydan Racecourse, a new world-class track being built in Dubai. The racetrack, featuring a grandstand that will span one kilometer, is expected to be completed in two years and open in 2010 for the 15th renewal of the Dubai World Cup meeting.

  • French Champion Manduro Injured; Retired

    Baron Georg von Ullmann's French champion Manduro was retired from racing after showing signs of lameness shortly after winning the Sept. 16 Prix Foy Gray d'Albion Barriere (Fr-II).

  • Mario Sclafani (left) and Braulio Baeza outside the Saratoga County Courthouse after all charges were dismissed.

    Sclafani and Baeza Relieved At Full Acquittal

    A full acquittal on conspiracy, fraud, and larceny charges brought relief Sept. 17 to Mario Sclafani and Braulio Baeza, who were fired in 2005 as clerks of scales for the New York Racing Association. "It is a happy ending, but the damage is already done," said Baeza, a Hall of Fame rider. Judge dismisses the charges because of faulty evidence.